113.1 - The Sixers scored 113.1 points per 100 possessions over their 16-game winning streak to close the season.
Ben Simmons' Philadelphia will face Miami in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs, finishing third in the Eastern Conference after easily beating Milwaukee.
The 76ers routed Milwaukee 130-95on Wednesday night to wrap up the No. 3 seed on the East bracket, and that meant No. 4 Cleveland will face No. 5 IN when the playoffs open this weekend.
With Joel Embiid sidelined after suffering an orbital fracture off of the errant elbow of teammate Markelle Fultz, the 76ers have had to rely exclusively on their lone remaining star Ben Simmons to keep the team afloat, and so far, he's done that, and oh so much more.
Fultz was also spurred on by the crowd at Wells Fargo Center, who stuck around during garbage time, cheering the rookie's every move and chanting "Fultz" in a Philadelphia variation of the Vikings' "Skol" chant. "The needle is moving a direction that sort of makes you feel good about the underbelly of the program". He has spearheaded the Sixers' 15-game winning streak and is the clear favorite ahead of Utah's Donovan Mitchell and LA's Kyle Kuzma for Rookie of the Year honors. Redick hit 6 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc, and former Atlanta players Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli burned their old team. Prince set a franchise record with 18 3-point attempts in the game, making six.
Redick already missed time earlier this season with a leg injury, although he was fairly durable his last three seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, playing at least 75 games in each of them. "Obviously I want to play, but right now I feel like I'm not ready yet. with the way it's been progressing, hopefully I'll be back soon". In relation to stamping off on a target date, we really aren't in a position to do that.
Wednesday night's victory was the Sixers' 52nd of the season, and it's the most the team has won in a season since it won 56 in 2000-01. Ordinarily, that might be an obvious plus.
The Nuggets became the third team since 2009 to miss the playoff with 46 victories, highlighting how deep the talent is in the Western Conference this season. Brogdon just returned after missing almost nine weeks and was rusty: how much time will Joe Prunty give him coming off a quad tear? "But we want to be the highest seed possible".
Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. Milwaukee won their second straight as they took down Orlando 102-86 at home Monday night.
"It's not like we're a young club", he said. Any way I can get on the floor and play, that's what I'm going to do.